Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers will be out in force on Super Bowl Sunday, putting an extra emphasis on looking for impaired drivers. According to the agency, troopers will be working a statewide CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) enforcement.
Last fall, the KHP joined other state police and highway patrol agencies across the nation in the revitalized CARE program. The goal is increased safety and ease of travel on our nation’s roadways. KHP first reintroduced the CARE efforts over the Thanksgiving 2016 holiday period.
The State and Provincial Division within the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) renewed the CARE traffic safety effort last year. Many CARE mobilizations coincide with other special enforcement efforts the Patrol participates in throughout the year.
CARE’s mission and objectives consist of:
- Strict traffic enforcement to obtain voluntary compliance in the areas of:
- Alcohol and drug-related offenses.
- Maximum speed limit laws.
- Not driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license.
- Ensuring, through promotion and enforcement of seat belt laws, the use of life-preserving equipment in vehicles to reduce injuries and fatalities occurring in motor vehicle crashes.
- Demonstrating a harmonious cooperation in traffic enforcement efforts between member jurisdictions to obtain voluntary compliance in order to eliminate hazardous violations.
- Maintaining an efficient movement of traffic.
- Reducing motor vehicle crashes through the enforcement of other crash-causing violations.
- Employing high visibility patrols on designated CARE highways during holiday periods.